Notre Dame notched the biggest win of their season Saturday night when the Fighting Irish upset North Carolina in South Bend. Despite falling behind by double-digits, Notre Dame clawed back in the second half to beat the No. 2 ranked team in the country.
Notre Dame took the lead for good with just a few minutes to go in the game. By hitting free throws, they were able to ice the game away, winning 80-76.
For the Irish, the key was spreading the wealth. All five of their starters scored at least 10 points, with Bonzie Colson and Demetrius Jackson scoring 19 each.
After the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Fighting Irish student section stormed the court.
Notre Dame upsets No. 2 North Carolina! pic.twitter.com/798WOEsgLU — Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) February 7, 2016
The win came with ESPN’s College Gameday in attendance. A win would have likely moved North Carolina into the top spot in the country after No. 1 Oklahoma lost earlier in the day.
Notre Dame has now beaten both North Carolina, Duke and Iowa this season, beating Duke on the road last month and Iowa in November.